At Town Dental Group, we are proud of the fact that the majority of our young patients like visiting our office for their checkups, cleanings, and treatments. We provide excellent pediatric dentistry, and believe that developing a relationship with an experienced, friendly dentist is an integral responsibility for parents.
The Oral Health-Physical Health Connection
Optimal physical health for children is impossible without the oral health component. Though this seems obvious, tooth decay in children is a national epidemic, and, for the most part, is preventable. Regular checkups are just as important as physicals and immunizations.
The health of your child’s teeth and gums influences their speech development, eating habits, academic success, mental health, and social relationships. At Town Dental Group, we love working with you and your child to establish habits that ensure a healthy smile for life.
The Good News
Today’s children are far less fearful of the dentist than their grandparents’ generation. Part of the reason is that today’s dental tools have progressed considerably and rarely cause any pain. If you are old enough to remember the whining dental drills of fifty years ago, you probably have a greater appreciation for the technological developments that make dental treatment far more pleasant than in years past.
When Should A Child Have Their First Dental Checkup?
We advise parents to bring their toddler in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the initial visit, we can discuss dental treatments such as sealants, fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques, and orthodontics.
In addition to pediatric dentistry, Town Dental Group in Mint Hill offers general and cosmetic dentistry, and treatment for issues such as teeth grinding and impacted wisdom teeth. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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